Posted for Videoblogging Week 2006. I run a discussion forum dedicated to Hawaii called HawaiiThreads.com, where talkstory about anything and everything is always the special of the day. Today, the site celebrated its second birthday, and some of the regulars (and irregulars) gathered at Kakaako Waterfront Park for a picnic. Food, folks, and fun as they say. Music is "Waiting for Luck to Come" from Waiting For Luck to Come, courtesy Wilfred N and the Grown Men. Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, vog, videopodcast, videobloggingweek2006, picnic, potluck, party, park,...
At home we have a small place with low ceilings, and no view. At the Hotel Wailea, we have a large room, high ceilings, and an incredible view! The shift in our thinking as a result in the shift in our environment is providing a contrast that was long overdue for us. It reminds me of the value of alternating between big view and little view. Distributed by Tubemogul. Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, contrast, hawaii, hotel wailea, maui, morning, roxannedarling,...
Some more more beautiful scenery of the North Shore at Sunset Beach - what more can I say!Hawaiian Word: Malihini: tourist, guest, foreigner Kamaʻaina: native born, hostPlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Tags: travel, north shore, lexi, dogs, videoblog, beachwalks, podcast, walk, roxannedarling, roxanne darling, kaimoku, travel Topics: food&leisure, sunset beach, north shore, hawaii, vacation, travel, beachwalks, roxanne darling,...
We as creatures of God, a part of the Divine, have been incarnating for millions of years, yet somehow the discomfort for being a physical being seems to be dragged along with each generation. The refusal to dance for fear of looking or feeling silly. The great lengths we go to for fashion and food. When itʻs Halloween fun, great! When it drags us down or keeps us home, not so much. Here at Big Beach on Maui, with the clothing optional Little Beach just over the hill, join us for some... Topics: food&leisure, naked maui physical spiritual divine pleasure bodies beach hawaii roxannedarling...
In Episode 1 of "A Daze Work", Finch & the gang deal with a Snooki Convention that has rolled into Pleasant Point, New Jersey. Junior is excited about all the money being made, while Tyler & Finch think it's a nightmare. Also, Morris helps one of the Snooki impersonators work on her tan. Also, if you've seen this episode before on CCN, rest assured there is a NEW SCENE. So please watch again! Thanks! Topics: cartoon, snooki, jersey shore, beach, boardwalk, humor, funny, pizza
Freedom and happiness really influence my views on life and what I choose to let go of in order to have the freedom and the happiness. This whole thread this week actually started with someone in my yoga class complaining about dirty hand prints on the mirrors...and off my mind went to energy discrepancies, to rules that can't be followed, to how powerful negotiation is and we can't have negotiation if we stay stuck in a world of black and white, constructed somewhere in the past. Distributed... Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, freedom, happiness, hawaii, rox, roxannedarling, walk
Here's a wonderful summer rerun episode for you. One of the cool things about replaying old episodes, is that we get to re-encode them in a larger size and more formats! Meet my friend Nani as she plays the Ê»ukulele and sings for us today on Beach Walks.I've seen her on the beach often, and of course we've had our friendly local hellos. But I did not realize she sings and plays the 'uke so nicely and that she is a volunteer caretaker for the Mokulua Islands (until this episode...). This is... Topics: food&leisure, music, ukulele, beachwalks, roxannedarling, hawaii, beach
Balance is one of those concepts that it is easy to be lulled into assuming is always preferable. But in reality, balance has a time and place, as does its opposite! For me, being able to know when balance is preferable or not, helps me manage my energy and my goals too. Today's show was inspired by a Twitter comment from Francis Shepard.Hawaiian Word: hoʰokaulike: to balance evenly Topics: food&leisure, beach, balance, excess, walk, beachwalks, hawaii, rox, roxannedarling
We meet the loveliest people through Beach Walks. A while ago I met Yoshiko Hino, a viewer from Japan who connected with me on Twitter. Like myself, she has visited Hawaii many times and fell in love with the place! She is now making plans to move here. Distributed by Tubemogul. Topics: food&leisure, hawaii, beachwalks, job-seeker, moving, beach, walk, yoshikocat
Jen at ebbandflow.tv sent me a link to a video interview with Ken Wilber where he mentioned the concept of flexible dogma. I think that is a critical tool fo being happy and avoiding stress. Beliefs and dogma are here to support us, not be a whipping stick when you can't fulfil your normal requirements. Today's episode was at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.Hawaiian Word Mana'o: beliefs Ikaika: strongTags: beliefs, dogma, flexibe, beachwalks, podcast, walk, roxannedarling, roxanne darling,... Topics: food&leisure, dogma, belief, beach, hawaii, lexi, dog, roxanne darling
I am still traveling so please enjoy this Beach Walk classic episode! For many of us, Friday's are already a favored day of the week, but in Hawaii, we actually celebrate it week after week. It's a good reminder to take the pressure off things. Hawaiian word: Aloha: hello, goodbye, I love youJoin us at The Reef Topics: food&leisure, aloha, beach, beachwalks, friday, hawaii, kaimoku, roxannedarling, walk
Welcome back! Slow re-entry here. Remodel will be done in about one more week; Shane's ankle is almost ready for backward walking, and Lexi and I are at the beach wanting to share a summer day with you. The support has been amazing. Mahalo nui loa to each and everyone of you.Beach Walks Nominated for Podcast Awards Lucky us - we have been nominated as one of the best Travel Podcasts for the Annual Podcast Awards, with over 4000 nominations!!! Please go vote for us and your other favorite... Topics: food&leisure, hawaii, trust, beachwalks, lexi, roxanne_darling, beach
Gosh we are working hard this month - trying to deliver several projects and take off the last week of the month. We made it to the beach today just at sunset. Lots of kids doing their running workouts on the beach. I am musing about my yoga teacher's new plan to accept donations only — instead of a fixed price — and all the issues that raises. Plus a sneak peek at Secret Cameraman walking backwards and an ocean full of kitesurfers, like butterflies.Hawaiian Word: Hāʻawi: to giveHāʻawi... Topics: food&leisure, yoga, commerce, pricing, beach, hawaii, kitesurfing, beachwalks, roxannedarling
Today's episode is a cross-post from a review of Beach Walks, done by Sunny Gault over at www.veoh.com. We just lve what they did, so we are delivering it direct to you! Plus, we've had people ask us so often, how do we do this. Now, for the first time, you get to see Secret Cameraman walking backwards!Hawaiian Word: Hope: behindPlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Tags: viral, veoh, lexi, dogs, videoblog, beachwalks, podcast, walk, roxannedarling, roxanne darling, kaimoku,... Topics: food&leisure, viral, sunnygault, veoh, peek, beachwalks, beach, roxanne darling
There is that saying, "too much of a good thing." I don't believe in that literally, but I am in a tough place of having several wonderful opportunities at my doorstep. It's not easy sorting through the choices. Taking time for a swim, breathing and grounding my thoughts, remembering Aloha Friday - these are some of the ways I stay here now.Hawaiian Word: Koho: choicePlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Tags: choice, aloha friday, lexi, dogs, videoblog, beachwalks,... Topics: food&leisure, choice, consciousness, hawaii, aloha friday, beachwalks, beach
Binary refers to how computers work: things basically boil down to one's and zero's. It makes for a very black and white appearance. Yet I am meeting more and more geeky guys who have an artful and spiritual side which I consider the opposite of 1-0. There are so many examples in life where drilled down deep or taken out wide, they become the opposite of themselves. You can check out the video on Byteful.com.Hawaiian Word: Kūʻē: oppositePlease join us over at The Reef.Add this to your... Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, binary, byteful, hawaii, seasons, winter, zen
Lumiere is a film tradition involving a fixed camera, no editing whatsoever, and typically even no sound. I left the sound in though as I love hearing the waves. Scroll down to the bottom of any page to see a list of all the categories. I love this style especially at the beach - somehow the magic of a minute can capture the serenity, the solitude, the vastness of the ocean, the playfulness of children - all without any words or planning at all. I am practicing getting out of the way, and... Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, hawaii, lumiere, ocean, silver, walk, waves
It is the goal of many meditators to achieve an empty mind. Well, I had one today, and it felt rather mundane and pedestrian! The weather strange and eery, very ow damp clouds and water like mercury tinged with a little aqua ink. Rare actually , only a few days a year like that here. So enjoy! It won't likely last.Hawaiian Word: Hakahaka: empty, blankPlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Add this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying your own copy of our Beach... Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, dog, hawaii, lexi, roxannedarling, meditation
Normal thinking would suggest that doing mental activities like sudoku or playing computer games would be good for the brain. But research actually shows that physical exercise has more positive impact on mental functioning, even reducing risks of dementia! It's one of those counter intuitive realities that I just love tripping across.Hawaiian Word: Lolo: brainPlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Add this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying your own copy of our... Topics: food&leisure, walk, exercise, brain, health, aging, beach, beachwalks, roxannedarling
Shane and I have really been challenged with our schedule the past few weeks. In theory we'd like to have things a little more predictable - so we can plan things like when we come to the beach, etc. But the rain has been tossing us curve balls, and as a result there's a cascade of other details that get forgotten or ignored until, Ooops! It's "N-O-W." Managing the mental expectations is part of the practice these days, thinking that somehow anything should be different. Those... Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, hawaii, lexi, rain, roxannedarling, rules, winter
Andrew explores Winkles as edible coastal food. They appear in prehistoric shellfish middens throughout Europe , and is therefore known to have been an important source of food since at least 7500 BC in Scotland . They are usually picked off the rocks by hand or caught in a drag from a boat. They are eaten in Great Britain and Ireland where they are commonly referred to as winkles or in some areas willicks or wilks , and in Belgium where they are called crickles .Periwinkles are considered a... Topics: news&information, bushcraft, undercurrents, winkles, fish, beach, cooking, outdoors, limpet
Former Welsh surfing champion Renee Godfrey sets out to explore how the changing seasons affect life in Wales. In this BBC programme she meets Andrew Price of A-Z of Bushcraft who showed her how to forage on a beach on Gower. http://www.azbushcraft.com Topics: news&information, clams, bushcraft, undercurrents, food, forage, beach
As I have mentioned before, Secret Cameraman is not fond of multitasking. I am. Or at least, I like to do a few things at once assuming none of them require deep concentration. New brain studies from UCLA though show that the interruptions trigger a different part of the brain, and that long term memory of the task "suffers" as a result.However! I started wondering if there isn't some evolutionary adaptation going on. The younger you are, the more likely you can engage in multiple IM... Topics: food&leisure, brain, multitask, packets, beachwalks, beach, roxanne_darling
You've seen her on Beach Walks before - she is a real charmer. My birthday gift was a trip to the beach, and the sun came out in Kaile's honor, just like the song says. Eric the dad was in Iraq when she was born; lucky me I got to be his stand-in at the birth. He just came home late last year from his second tour, and Shane and Lexi and I are so happy for that and for being friends with the "Funhogs." Mahalo to The Innocence Mission for creating such a perfect song to go along with... Topics: food&leisure, birthday, kaile, funhogs, beach, kids, hawaii, beachwalks, lexi
I noticed a couple things last night when I was editing the episode: I forgot the Hawaiian word (tho I added it to the post notes) and I used the word "you" a lot when I think I really meant "I" (as my friend Shaina recognized and commented on). That's one of my language pet peeves, so today is follow through on both of those. Iconoclasts on the Sundance ChannelBuy the Series 2 on iTunesHawaiian Word: Like ʻole: threeJoin us at The ReefAdd this to your Technorati Favorites... Topics: food&leisure, language, different, hawaii, beach, walk, lexi, beachwalks, roxannedarling
Seems simple right? It is, just not always easy, especially as we approach the "season of annoyance" as one of my friends calls it, otherwise known as the "holidays." Breathing is actually one of the most powerful tools I have found for managing stress - it can be done anywhere and the research on its physiological and psychological benefits is quite amazing IMO.Download a two page PDF with more detailsThe Relaxation Response by Dr. Herbert BensenHawaiian Word: Hanu:... Topics: food&leisure, breathe, stress relief, health, beach, beachwalks, walk, roxannedarling
Some people are confident naturally; here are some tips for the rest of us. My friend Chris Brogan recently recorded a podcast about it. Today's episode of Beach Walks (filmed on an amazing day!!) came from my decisions to "swim first" and do the show second. One of the ways I've learned to build confidence is to be able to resist my feelings, and use data to inform my decisions and actions. That pesky #2 personality is frequently there to play the emotion card, which can keep us... Topics: food&leisure, confidence, chrisbrogan, beachwalks, roxannedarling, hawaii, beach, beauty
Please visit us at www.beachwalks.tv to read the comments or leave one of your own.I still can't get over how beautiful it was on the beach! Really glad I filmed two shows...and today's episode is more on confidence. It seems that the old rule of "never let them see you sweat" has been replaced by loads of very cool and confident people speaking out about their periods of "un-confidence." We love pulling back those veils on Beach Walks!Mahalo to Andrew for your call on the... Topics: food&leisure, confidence, beachwalks, beach, roxanne_darling, roxannedarling, hawaii, nature
I've been practicing one litke switch in my brain - it is so easy to point out what is wrong, and so much more effective to point out what is right, what makes me happy, what I want more of. I think we grow up with the mistaken notion that other people are here to make us happy - but in reality, that is an individual job. The easiest way to get to that happiness, is ti understand what makes us happy and then to be willing to speak up and ask for it!Hawaiian Word: Hauʻoli: happyPlease check out... Topics: food&leisure, hawaii, happy, beach, beachwalks, travel, roxanne_darling
By popular request! More ocean footage, a few quiet minutes to start our weeks. This is from Sandy Beach. I found the ee cummings quote at Serenity Beach and you can read more about Kabir too.Hawaiian Word: Kulu wai: drop pf waterPlease join us over at The Reef.Add this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying your own copy of our Beach Walks Theme music. Please check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Email & Share This Topics: food&leisure, beach, ocean, waves, beachwalks, kabir, eecummings, hawaii, sandy
It would appear that all sorts of seemingly small yet irritating obstacles are being placed in my path as I try to redirect certain areas of my life, riding on the coattails of the new year energy. Then it dawned on me, what if the so-called obstacles are actually there to help? That's my story, and I'm sticking with it. It reminds of one of a favorite quote told to me by my friend Shaina Noll - "We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is... Topics: food&leisure, resolution, 2008, hawaii, beach, walk, beachwalks, video, podcast
Footage from the annual Artmiami.tv 2012 Environmental Awareness Event presented by Arturuo! Watch exclusive footage as Artmiami.tv cleans the beach, volunteers make a living sculpture, Floyd the Rock Artist creates an excellent art piece from African Drum music, followed by an all out pool party. Topics: searchonly, environmental awareness, beach clean up, artmiami.tv, the environment
Lumiere is a film tradition involving a fixed camera, no editing whatsoever, and typically even no sound. I left the sound in though as I love hearing the waves. Scroll down to the bottom of any page to see a list of all the categories. I love this style especially at the beach - somehow the magic of a minute can capture the serenity, the solitude, the vastness of the ocean, the playfulness of children - all without any words or planning at all. Topics: food&leisure, beach, beachwalks, hawaii, lumiere, ocean, silver, walk, waves
As I have said many times before, "you meet the coolest people on the beach in Hawaiʻi!" Today we met Chris SantaCroce, aka Uber Shaman. It was his birthday, and he was starting the day at the beach with his puppies. He is a renaissance man - doing a number of things with his talents, and in a beach walks kind of way, spreading cheer and consciousness and geekiness to those he meets! To him, I was "that lady who walks the beach?" Yes, whenever I can! Distributed by... Topics: food&leisure, beach, birthday, everyday, hawaii, santacroce, shaman, walk
This Saturday, Beach Access Hawaii is leading a statewide rally to raise awareness about beach access in Hawaii. No surprise to most, it is a shrinking resource despite a growing population. You know me and math - and this equation doesn't work out well! You can read an awesome list of facts and state regulations collected by the Kahea Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation is a perennial source of good data on beaches and ocean activity. This issue affects both residents and visitors. Locals:... Topics: food&leisure, beach, access, hawaii, protest, beachwalks, gated community, roxannedarling
I am out of town and left my intended footage back on my main hard drive so I found this remnant from last winter! It's got a mood to it I think, and it's dedicated to dog lovers and long shadows everywhere. The sound is minimal - just the sweet romancing rhythms of gentle late afternoon waves. Co-mingled with Lexi's steady breathing, and a reminder from my friend Lola Jones to "breathe for pleasure." I hope we at Beach Walks can cast a shadow of grace on you today. Mahalo for your... Topics: food&leisure, afternoon, beach, beach walks, beachwalks, dog lovers, dogs, hawaii, mellow,...
Robbie Ferguson visits with Silver Beach Developments' Gerry Kowalski to discuss their involvement in getting technologies such as high-speed Internet and zoned heating/cooling systems into Haliburton, Ontario. Hillary Rumball reviews the incredible Liquid Image MX video camera mask, and gets muddy doing it. Topics: technology, silver beach, silver beach developments, haliburton, ontario, canada, cottage, cottage...
A young girl from the same school as Michael Brewer was beaten to within an inch of her life last week. We revisit the Brewer case and delve into the new one. Why are these horrid juvenile crimes all happening with students at the Deerfield Beach, Fla. Elementary School? Topics: michael brewer, josie ratley, deerfield beach, florida, deerfield beach elementary school, juvenile...
Robbie Ferguson (Category5 TV) visits Gerry Kowalski at Silver Beach Developments in Haliburton, Ontario. Looking to move to a cottage lifestyle community? Silver Beach Developments has all the amenities of city life with the cottage appeal of village life on the lake. Topics: technology, haliburton, ontario, cottage country, muskoka, minden, eagle lake, west guilford,...
After the hiring of the mysterious new lifeguard Jose, the body count continues to rise, as more lifeguards and civilians are slaughtered... Topics: comedy, knife, guard, knifeguard, live saving, killing serial, serial killer, escape, convict, life...
Aloha Friday! I've actually been on the mainland this week attending a funeral. Rather than stress about how to film while on the road dealing with a death in the family, Secret Cameraman and I took the opportunity to shoot an entire week worth of shows this past Monday morning. This is quite a departure for us in that we generally shoot the show the same day we post it. Being so busy provided us with an opportunity to rethink how we could adjust our schedule, change our habits, and actually... Topics: food&leisure, beach, hawaii, roxanne, lexi, focus, opportunity, kaimoku, walk, dog
Founder of Alltop.com Guy Kawasaki was in town and we had a wonderful impromptu meetup, organized by friends Neenz Faleafine and Ryan Ozawa. One of the striking things is how committed Guy is to delivering consistently high quality blog posts to his thousands of readers. Yet he shared with us some challenges he is facing, wanting genuine feedback from his readers. On the other hand, we had some not so good service on a recent trip. Instead of writing a pure rant, I took my time to write up a... Topics: food&leisure, customer, service, guy kawasaki, united, beach, beachwalks, rox, roxannedarling,...